¡Hola! Thanks for joining us in this lesson. This time, you will be able to practice the vocabulary for greetings, introductions, countries and nationalities through two listening activities in Spanish about roommates and interpersonal relationships. As usual, we have included many audio examples and interactive quizzes to get the best out of the content. Let’s start…
Vocabulary in Context: Getting to know your roommate in Spanish
When we meet new people in Spanish, including a new roommate, it is important to make use of the right phrases and questions to introduce yourself and greet others. We hope that you are familiar with that vocabulary. Secondly, it would be great to find out where that person is from. Finally, you could tell others about the way you get along with him/her or use sentences describing the way you feel, such as: “Nos llevamos bien”, “Me cae bien/mal” or “Somos amigos”. It’s also essential to know the correct adjectives to describe someone’s personality, to say things like: “Es desordenado/ruidoso” or “Es un buen compañero de cuarto”.
Listen to the following examples with specific things that people say in Spanish when they meet a roommate for the first time. Most of this vocabulary will be used later in both listening activities.
Buenos días. Me llamo Francisco. ¿Cuál es tu nombre?
Good Morning. My name is Francisco. What is your name?
¡Hola! ¿Tú eres mi nuevo compañero de cuarto? – Si, así es.
Hello! Are you my new roommate? – Yes, I am
¿De dónde eres? ¿Hablas español?
Where are you from? Do you speak Spanish?
¿Cuál es tu profesión? – Soy ingeniero civil.
What is your profession? – I’m civil engineer.
¿Qué estás haciendo? – Estoy escuchando música en mi teléfono.
What are you doing? – I am listening to music on my phone.
Esa es la cama y el escritorio de mi compañero de cuarto.
That is my roommate’s bed and desk.
No debemos cocinar en el cuarto ni poner música a todo volumen.
We should not cook in the room or play music at full volume.
Mi compañero de cuarto y yo nos llevamos bien.
My roommate and I get along well.
Yo soy algo desordenado y distraído.
I am somewhat messy and distracted.
Estoy bien acá. No quiero mudarme a otro cuarto.
I’m fine here. I don’t want to move to another room.
Spanish Listening Activity No. 1: Sharing a room with someone else
Listening Activity No. 2: Meeting my new Roommate in Spanish
We got to the end of this lesson. Hopefully, you were able to get good results in the quizzes. Keep practicing here and with your friends. ¡La práctica hace al maestro! Until next time.